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Wednesday 12 December 2012
Featured

the girl who has it all

Rebecca Howden
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This article first appeared in Lip Issue 20 – you can buy a copy of the magazine here. We promise it’s packed full of other goodies! And you can help us keep our magazine alive by donating to our Pozible campaign here. There’s an ad for Barbie out at the moment that I like. Playing…
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Monday 2 April 2012
Fashion

q&a: mina & katusha

Rebecca Howden
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Confidence, individuality and classic sophistication are three key elements at the heart of Australian fashion label Mina & Katusha’s collection of comfortable and versatile designs. Four years ago, RMIT design alumni Sarina Zammit and fashion entrepreneur Katya Baxter began creating and marketing their designs under the name Mina & Katusha – a reference to the…
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Sunday 13 November 2011
Arts Fashion

There’s something about my Marc sunglasses

Rebecca Howden
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There’s just something about my Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses that makes me feel amazing. When I’m hidden behind those big lenses, I feel glamorous and mysterious and nothing else really seems to matter. I don’t care if my legs are too white or my hair is kind of dirty. It doesn’t matter that I’m…
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Friday 8 July 2011
Featured Opinion

Gossip and Girls

Rebecca Howden
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I went out with some girls from high school the other night. I love these girls, but whenever I go out with them, I become very aware that I am with girls from high school. As in, I’ve suddenly time-travelled back five years and everything is the same except that everyone has more sex and…
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Tuesday 28 June 2011
Arts Featured

29 Ways to Stay Creative

Rebecca Howden
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Being creative is hard. It’s unpredictable, and difficult to control. Sometimes it just flows (for me, it’s usually when I’m in that in-between state of consciousness, about to fall asleep- which is both wonderful and incredibly annoying), other times you feel like there’s an empty void where all your ideas should be. But there’s nothing…
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Wednesday 8 June 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

The perks of being pretty

Rebecca Howden
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It’s something most of us just sort of take as a given: beautiful people have it easier. This video has been floating around for the past week or so and getting quite a bit of attention for its comment on the privileges pretty women appear to get on a day-to-day basis. As an experiment, Caroline,…
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Tuesday 24 May 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

Slut-shaming Serena

Rebecca Howden
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There’s been a scandal in the tennis world. Usually I stay away from anything to do with sports- I don’t understand it, it scares me, whatever- but this caught my eye, because it’s all feeling a little too familiar. So. Serena Williams posted a photo of herself on Twitter. It’s quite a beautiful picture- very…
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Wednesday 11 May 2011
Art Featured

Covering Lolita

Rebecca Howden
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“Lo-li-ta.” One of the most incredible, beguiling, mesmerising books in the history of English literature. Also one of the most controversial- which perhaps adds to its inherent allure. On the one hand, it’s a beautiful, deeply painful love story. Then you remember the creepy underbelly, and it hits you all over again. Descriptions of such…
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Wednesday 4 May 2011
Art Arts Culture Featured

Katy Grannan: Poet of the down-and-out

Rebecca Howden
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There’s something disarming about Katy Grannan’s sun-bleached, strangely melancholy portraits. Taken against white stucco walls under the strong, unforgiving midday light of Hollywood Boulevard and San Fransisco’s Tenderloin District, Grannan’s images capture the strange and familiar, nakedly exposing their subjects as they have chosen to be seen. It’s a narrative of a first encounter, imbued…
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Wednesday 27 April 2011
Books Featured Opinion

On lovesickness

Rebecca Howden
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I have a bad feminist confession. Sometimes, I’m really quite jealous of the way women in Victorian literature were allowed to just completely fall apart when struck down by lovesickness, that most literary of afflictions. For those young, hopelessly romantic girls, who wore too much on their sleeves and fell in love too easily with…
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Wednesday 6 April 2011
Art Arts Featured

For Japan: Wish on paper cranes

Rebecca Howden
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Watching the horrifying aftermath of the earthquake in Japan, all most of us can do is send our wishes.  It’s overwhelming, perplexing. It’s easier to just hide away and shut it out. But if you’re feeling too defeated by it all to even send hope out into the universe, this lovely drawing by Kelly Smith…
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Wednesday 30 March 2011
Arts Music

album review: the waifs, temptation

Rebecca Howden
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Listening to Temptation is a bit like curling up with a cup of tea and your favourite book. It might not offer much new, but it’s a relaxing, comforting way to while away an afternoon. Faithfully delivering the rich tapestry of laments, love songs, and odes we’ve come to expect, the Waifs touch on everything…
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Sunday 27 March 2011
Arts Music

album review: collarbones, iconography

Rebecca Howden
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Beguiling, kaleidoscopic but undeniably enthralling, Collarbones’ full-length debut makes a definite statement. Built on a love of all things fractured and warped, Iconography is a creative genre-bending approach to digital music-making, fusing shards of electronica, pop, R&B, hip hop, industrial and more. It’s a monster hatched by Sydney-based Marcus Whale and Adelaide native Travis Cook,…
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Wednesday 23 March 2011
Arts Featured Music

ep review: jac stone, leave me here

Rebecca Howden
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If you’ve been craving a down-to-earth record filled with gentle, catchy guitar melodies and honest lyrics, Jac Stone’s debut is a breath of fresh air. Leave Me Here is a collection of five laid-back, perfectly constructed tracks that showcase Jac’s strong vocal talent and personal storytelling ability. This is simple, no-frills pop rock at its…
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